On the side of the A592 just north of Ambleside.
Left hand side when travelling north.
The Kirkstone is easily seen on a rise above the road. There are several lay-bys you can pull into but the best place to park is a dedicated car park just north of the stone. Access is then via a ‘path’ up the hill – short steep walk.
The Kirkstone is approximately 3.5m tall x 3m wide (it looks bigger from the road)
From the stone there are fantastic views to be had to the north overlooking Brother’s Water.
This is definitely a place worth stopping off for – for the views alone if nothing else.
"... They saw, adventurously impelled,
And older eyes than theirs beheld,
This block--and yon, whose church-like frame
Gives to this savage Pass its name.
Aspiring Road! that lov'st to hide
Thy daring in a vapoury bourn,
Not seldom may the hour return
When thou shalt be my guide:..."
Taken from the Poem The Pass of Kirkstone
By William Wordsworth